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Study Ties Obesity to Temperature and Humidity.

First Posted: Jun 30, 2014 04:58 AM EDT Researchers say that adults residing in places that have hot summers are more prone to obesity due to lack of physical activity. Researchers at the University of Texas, Austin, associated obesity to temperature and humidity. They found that adults residing in counties in the U.S.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Usually high temperature decreases appetite and cold temperature increases shivering to maintain body temperature. With increased air conditioning in the South and heating in the North, those normal control mechanisms are circumvented.

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